Fashion Week Wrap: Part 1
Diane von Furstenberg
The theme of Diane von Furstenberg's Fall/Winter 2011 show was "American Legends." As von Furstenberg described in her program notes, her woman this season dreams "under the open sky, she rides the untraveled trail." The collection captured this pioneer's spirit, with several nods to the West: cowboy boots trimmed with fringe, bright alpaca vests, and gaucho jumpsuits. For evening, Von Furstenberg gave us several floor-length sequined wrap-dresses, which seemed to be modern takes on the iconic mermaid dresses of Norman Norell in the 1970s.